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Highlights in the History of the American Press

A Book of Readings

Edwin H. Ford and Edwin Emery, editors

Highlights in the History of the American Press
Highlights in the History of the American Press

Edwin H. Ford and Edwin Emery were both professors of journalism at the University of Minnesota.

Highlights in the History of the American Press

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART i THE RISE OF AN ENGLISH PRESS

1. Autolycus1 Pack: The Ballad Journalism of the Sixteenth Century BY ARUNDELL ESDAILE
2. War Journalism Three Hundred Years Ago BY ELBERT N. s. THOMPSON
3. The Poiver of the English Press in the Eighteenth Century BY WILLIAM T. LAPRADE
4. Daniel Defoe BY JOHN DOS PASSOS

PART ii A COLONIAL PRESS IN THE ENGLISH PATTERN

5. Forerunners of the Newspaper in America BY MATTHIAS A. SHAABER
6. Colonial Pamphleteers BY EDWIN H. FORD
7. Franklin as a Printer BY ALBERT HENRY SMYTH

PART in THE REVOLUTION AND NEW REPUBLIC: A NATIONALISTIC PRESS

8. The Newspaper Coverage of Lexington and Concord BY FRANK LUTHER MOTT HIGHLIGHTS IN AMERICAN PRESS HISTORY
9. Tom Paine's First Appearance in America
10. William Cobbett and Philadelphia Journalism, 1794-1800 BY WILLIAM REITZEL

PART iv JACKSONIAN DEMOCRACY AND A POPULAR PRESS

11. Francis P. Blair, Pen-Executive of Andrew Jackson BY WILLIAM E. SMITH
12. James Gordon Bennett's Scintillations BY PAUL PEEBLES
13. Horace Greeley BY GAMALIEL BRADFORD

PART v POST CIVIL WAR: A PRESS IN TRANSITION

14. Samuel Bowles BY GAMALIEL BRADFORD
15. Godkin of the Post BY HENRY F. PRINGLE
16. Kentucky Bourbon: Marse Henry Watterson BY HENRY F. PRINGLE
17. Henry W. Grady, Reporter BY RAYMOND B. NIXON
18. The Man Who Made the Star BY WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE

PART vi MASS CIRCULATION: THE PRESS GIANTS

19. Yellow Journalism BY WILL IRWIN
20. The Portrait of an Editor: Joseph Pulitzer BY DON c. SEITZ
21. Hearst: A Psychological Note BY GEORGE P. WEST
22. William Randolph Hearst: A Tentative Appraisal BY EDWIN EMERY
23. Edivsrd W. Scripps
24. The Legacy of Scripps BY KENNETH STEWART AND JOHN TEBBEL
25. Mr. Munsey BY ROBERT L. DUFFUS
26. The Man Behind the Times BY BENJAMIN STOLBERG
27. The Colonel's Century: Time Looks at Robert R. McCormick

Index